Pharmaceutical chemistry plays a huge role in drug design and discovery, from treating diabetes to curing cancer. With a strong emphasis on gaining practical laboratory experience and employability skills, our programme offers a comprehensive view of this exciting field. Learn how drugs are designed and optimised from lead compounds, their modes of action and pharmacology, and how they are developed through trials and into manufacture. Teaching centres on synthetic organic chemistry, but we’ll also give you a strong grounding in physical and inorganic chemistry and spectroscopy. You’ll learn about pharmacology, biochemistry and cancer chemotherapy too. In your final year, you’ll conduct your own supervised research project, either laboratory- or literature-based. Choose your own pathway through this degree — apply for a year in industry or studying abroad, or carry out an additional year of advanced study to graduate with an MSci. Our Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry – a mark of quality that employers understand and value.
Year 1 Foundations of Practical Chemistry Essential Skills for Chemists Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Semester A Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Semester B Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Fundamentals of Spectroscopy States of Matter and Analytical Chemistry Please note that all modules are subject to change.
Measuring attainment in our modules against the intended learning outcomes involves either a series of coursework elements (practical reports, field course reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests), an end of semester final summative assessment/written exam or a combination of both. Final-year students undertake a research or investigative project, assessed with a detailed written report, poster and interview.
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Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
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